NOTICE: The Museum is currently closed until further notice in accordance with California State guidelines.
Tuesday – Friday | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Holiday Closures: New Years Eve, New Years Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
Phone: (831) 420-6115
$4 Adult | $2 Seniors (over 60) | $2 Students | Free for Youth (under 18)
Free for Museum Members | Join Now!
Free First Friday:
Admission is free for individuals and families on the first Friday of every month. Tour reservations required for all group visits, including Free Fridays.
Planning on visiting as a large group? Due to the size of the Museum, groups of 10 or more require a reservation for a self-guided tour. Plan a Group Visit.
Photography is welcome in our galleries- consider tagging the Museum on social media (@santacruzmuseum). Artists may sketch museum specimens on exhibit, and we are happy to provide chairs or stools for your use. To sketch specimens from our collections that are not currently on exhibit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking is available on Pilkington Avenue or in surrounding streets. From April-September you must get a free parking permit from inside the Museum to park on the museum-side of Pilkington Ave. Be Green! Consider walking, biking, or carpooling to visit the Museum.
Blue Star Museums
Free admission for active duty military personnel (with valid ID) and their families, Memorial Day through Labor Day.